Hey everyone, Alla here!
Yesterday I decided to get my third covid immunization shot. And you know what, today I’m feeling kind of achy – kind of crappy. My joints ache and my body hurts, but the days don’t stop, so I thought I’d share a few of the things I like to do at home to help reduce my discomfort holistically with the use of all natural hemp products.
1. Healthy Alternatives
I’ve been an herbalist for over 20 years and have never been one to take a lot of over-the-counter meds on a day when I’m feeling ‘off’. I do feel good about taking our RA! Tincture to help with inflammation because I can feel safe taking this formulation.
We’ve worked really hard to create a whole-spectrum distillate because it offers an ‘entourage effect’ without unknown or varying amounts of THC as often found in full-spectrum tinctures. (Our Whole Spectrum™ RA! Products contain the legal amount of .3% THC.)
An article on the National Library of Medicine quotes researchers at PMC Labs stating,
“…it has been suggested that CBD may indirectly improve anti-inflammatory effects.”“Antioxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cannabidiol”
I agree with their findings, based on my personal experience with CBD and pain. However, I’m not a doctor, so always do your own research!
2. Invest in Your Downtime
Taking a hot bath is the closest one can get to goddess-ness. Not only a long day, but a long day with aches and pains from a covid vaccine. (Ok let’s be honest, I want a bath even on the best of days!) Since I am feeling achy, I will be slipping into a CBD bath. On high-inflammatory days like today, I like to mix it up with CBD bath bombs and maybe rub some RA! CBD cream to moisturize my body afterwards. Next, slip into bed, and try this last natural remedy for aches and pain…
3. Command You Mental State
I don’t know about you, but a calm mind goes a long way to helping me deal with the pain. That’s why I like to settle into my senses and out of my thoughts to bring a sense of peace and wellbeing. More good news – you don’t have to practice meditation to get the free, all-natural health benefits of quieting your mind and listening inward. I like to spend a couple of moments to focus on breathing and one of my senses. If I notice my mind wondering too much sometimes I repeat a mantra to help me focus. Try whatever sounds right to you. I like to start with,
“I trust the wisdom of my body” or “I am safe in my body”
Bottom line is: feeling icky, and being in pain sucks. Putting something good into my body to help it heal from the vaccination helps me relax knowing that I’m supporting my body to heal naturally.
That’s my two cents on what I’ve done for myself after getting the covid vaccines …or any kind of illness that comes with aches and just feeling kind of gross. Hopefully these tips can help you get through tough painful spots a little bit easier.
Cheers! Peace and love,
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